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Internship/Artist Residency



The Internship/Artist Residency Program at James May Gallery offers college, graduate students, emerging artists, or those interested in arts management and/or art history work experience in a professional Gallery setting. 


We also consider internships for college credit.



About the Gallery:

Started by Kendra Bulgrin and Jimmy Eddings in Algoma, Wisconsin in 2015 and later moved to the eastside of Milwaukee with a goal of presenting contemporary works of art and craft. The artist-run gallery specializes in showing regional and national artists and craftspeople both emerging and established. It is our hope to help first time art buyers, as well as collectors expand or start their art collection in a friendly, knowledgeable atmosphere. 


Our new space in downtown Milwaukee opened in March 2023! We would love for you to join us in our new vibrant location!




Applications Due: Aug 31


Start Date: Sept 1 (We can be flexible if you are looking for college credit)


Responsibilities would include but not limited to:


Typical work for Intern Artists includes event preparation, administrative tasks, gallery upkeep and installation, maintenance of facilities. 

When Intern Artist Program participants are not working for JMG they are expected to take advantage of the facilities, be a part of the community, and focus on developing their own work. 


14 hours of work per week


Installation & de-installation of exhibitions


Attend First Friday openings


Gallery sitting


Good customer service


Assist in curating exhibitions


General upkeep of facilities


Event planning

Marketing/graphic design


Gallery reviews/criticism/PR


Social media 


Other tasks depending on skill set


Helpful, but not required:


Design experience



Internship Includes:


Small Studio Space or office in the basement area of gallery (accessible 24 hrs)

All who apply need to be self-motivated and resourceful and appreciate a quiet working environment.





The Intern/Residency Program is open to United States residents over 18 who have been enrolled part-time or full-time academic study in the arts or those interested in perusing a career in Arts Management. Applicants should demonstrate motivation in their work, a keen eye for detail, an ability to work well in a group/family environment, and a strong desire to expand their knowledge. Some studio experience is preferred.


Application Process:


(sent via email:




-10 High quality jpg images of your work if you are a visual artist, Writing example if you are in art history, art management, art curation


-Statement of Interest/ Cover Letter


-Letters from three references


* We will be conducting interviews by phone and final interviews by Skype



For more information:

Contact: Kendra Bulgrin at 262-753-3130 or 


Past interns have gone on to graduate school, University Professors, started their own businesses, become independent curators, and become designers. We do our part to foster a supportive, nurturing, and challenging environment. 

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